Decadence in Muslim Intellectualism: Reasons, Ramifications, and Remedies

TITLE: Decadence in Muslim Intellectualism: Reasons, Ramifications, and Remedies

AUTHOR: Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray

PUBLISHER: New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd., in association with Ahsan Academy of Research, Springs, South Africa, 2021

ISBN: 978-93-90054-93-0; PAGES: 224; Hardbound; MRP: Rs. 995/- AMAZON LINK:

Brief Description of the Book:

The major theme of this work is to provide a succinct overview of the concept of Knowledge in the Qur’anic perspective, to describe, precisely, the rise of “Muslim intellectualism”—from its formative phase to the golden age—reasons and ramifications of its fall (decadence), and to provide some (possible) remedies to overcome this “decadence” and “deficit” in the present scenario. In other words, this work is a modest endeavor to find answers to these nagging and niggling questions about the intellectual history of Muslims: what were the reasons that led to the fall of Muslim intellectual legacy, or “Muslim intellectualism”?; how Muslims can rise again from this “slumber” to make their presence on the “intellectual map” of the 21st century global world? It is, thus, hoped that this book will prove beneficial for knowing the reasons and ramifications of the “decadence of Muslim intellectualism” and the remedies and reforms that are needed to fill this deficit.



Chapter 1: Prologue: The Noble Qur’an as ‘Epitome of Knowledge’

Chapter 2: Islamic Concept of Knowledge (‘Ilm)

Chapter 3: Muslim Intellectual Contribution: From Formative Period to ‘Golden Age’

Chapter 4: What (and Where) Went Wrong?

Chapter 5: Post-Colonial Era Challenges and the Muslim World (1950s onwards)

Chapter 6: The Other Side of the Coin: Internal Challenges

Chapter 7: Some Important Muslim Research Institutes and Centers

Chapter 8: Epilogue: The (Possible) Way Out from Current ‘Muslim Intellectual Deficit’




Target Audience: This book is for academics, res

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